Resources

Webinar
27 July 2022

During the current Cost of Living challenges, WRAP’s Guardians of Grub campaign shows Hospitality and Food Service sector operators how to reduce costs and their impact on the planet by reducing wasted food. This webinar highlights the free resources that businesses can use to tackle food waste, including information posters, how-to guides, and a free calculator to record the changes being made.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Guardians of Grub
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Report
5 July 2022
  • To meet the Courtauld Commitment 2030 food waste target and UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.3, collaborative and concerted efforts to reduce food waste are required.
  • Redistributing surplus food is one of the best ways that businesses can help to reduce the amount of food that ends up as waste. 
  • WRAP has previously reported on progress on increasing surplus food redistribution between 2015 and 2020, and this report provides additional data for 2021.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
Report
5 July 2022

The Resource Action Fund (RAF) was an £18 million fund, provided by Defra to support resource efficiency projects, with the goal of diverting, reducing, and better managing waste. The funding supported organisations in England which aimed to reduce waste and make better use of materials.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Funding
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
5 July 2022

The Resource Action Fund (RAF) was an £18 million fund, provided by Defra to support resource efficiency projects, with the goal of diverting, reducing, and better managing waste.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Funding
  • Textiles
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Packaging producers
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
18 May 2022

A consistent methodology for businesses to measure and track progress in reducing supply chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
29 April 2022

WRAP's Commitment to Net Zero

Reducing environmental impact is core to WRAP’s business. We work with governments, businesses, and citizens to improve our use of resources and deliver environmental benefits, including reduced emissions of greenhouses gases.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Guide
26 April 2022

This Implementation Resource has been created to supplement WRAP’s Guidance on Labelling for Redistribution (the Guidance), which outlines how long different foods can be expected to be suitable for redistribution after the ‘Best Before’ date, the associated date labelling and storage instructions and the processes required by food businesses and redistribution organisations within the UK to ensure that surplus food is safely redistributed.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
7 March 2022

This report is the latest in our bi-annual surveys of UK households and gathers evidence on food waste attitudes, knowledge, and behaviour. It is the largest and longest running series of its kind, having been undertaken by WRAP since 2007.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Report
24 February 2022
These three reports cover the programme of research that investigated how selling fresh fruit and vegetables loose or in packaging can impact household food waste.

The research looked at: 

  • If packaging extends the shelf life of fruit and vegetables;
  • If selling items loose enables households to buy an appropriate amount for their needs; and
  • How people make decisions about when to throw away fruit and vegetables, and what role does a ‘Best Before’ date have on these decisions.
Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Food date labelling
  • Fresh produce sector
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
24 February 2022

Ground-breaking research into the relationship between plastic packaging and five fruit and vegetable items frequently wasted at home, as well as the impact of date labels and storage temperatures, reveals significant opportunities to reduce both food waste and plastic packaging.

Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Global Plastics Pacts
  • Reuse and refill
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food date labelling
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Webinar
20 January 2022

It’s an exciting time to be part of the Courtauld Commitment 2030. With COP26 fresh in the memory, climate change a daily item in the news agenda, and with a growing number of other challenges to food security and supply, the work we are doing together to fix the food system has never been more vital, or more urgent. The new and ambitious Courtauld 2030 targets are firing up our signatories as never before to take collaborative action and Target, Measure and Act on the sustainability issues that matter most to the food and drink sector, and that will have the greatest impact to mitigate the worst effects of climate change.

This event took place 9-10 February 2022. Recordings from the conference sessions are available below.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
Report
15 December 2021

Learn about the attitudes and behaviours around plastics, packaging, instore refill and bring-back recycling. The research has been co-funded by UK Research and Innovation.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Reuse and refill
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers